Controversial governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose has declared a war on herdsmen, after a group of herdsmen allegedly attacked communities in the state.
Fayose said people to rise against the herdsmen and kill them to defend their lives, families, farmlands.
Fayose visited Oke-Ako community in Ikole area of Ekiti, where suspected herdsmen killed two residents and injured four others in a night attack on Friday.
He was accompanied by Commissioner of Police, Etop James; Director of Department of State Services (DSS) Andrew Iorkay; Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, John Ikemefuna and traditional rulers led by the Elekole of Ikole-Ekiti, Oba Adewumi Fasiku.
The community has become a ghost town as many residents have fled.
Fayoose told local hunters, who mounted a guard of honour, to always be on guard as his administration would give them moral, financial and logistics support.
The governor, who revealed that he has banned grazing in the state, pledged to follow up the ban with a bill to the House of Assembly to criminalise grazing.